Moving and shipping hazardous materials at IU
Indiana University is responsible for the proper management of all chemicals and chemical products used or handled at any campus. The University’s responsibilities include training personnel and establishing procedures for the safe movement of these potentially hazardous materials when they are being used or stored.
In order to ensure that all applicable regulations are followed and that liability is minimized, Indiana University has developed a written Hazardous Materials Transportation Program that includes standard operating procedures as well as training and recordkeeping requirements for individuals involved in moving hazardous materials throughout campus and between work sites. When you move hazardous chemicals and products from one location to another, whether on a cart or in a vehicle, these procedures must be followed to ensure your safety and prevent spills that might damage property or harm the environment.
The Hazardous Materials Transportation Program must be followed by any IU employee who:
- receives and signs for packages of hazardous materials or dangerous goods
- loads or unloads commercial shipments of hazardous materials
- prepares packages of hazardous materials for shipment on a commercial carrier
- moves hazardous materials on campus or off by cart or vehicle